Policy briefings

Public policy insights from academics at the University of Birmingham.

University of Birmingham's Academic Enrichment Programme

University of Birmingham's Academic Enrichment Programme
Description
A study of over 600 pupils finds those from less privileged backgrounds who attend the Academic Enrichment Programme are as likely to attend a Russell Group university as those from independent schools.
Date:
25/07/2019

Everyday lookism and the demands of beauty

Everyday lookism and the demands of beauty
Description
The demand to be beautiful is increasingly important in today's visual and virtual culture. Conforming to beauty ideals is becoming ever more demanding and defining of women, and increasingly men.
Date:
19/07/2019

Genetic Diversity in Agriculture

Genetic Diversity in Agriculture
Description
Briefing from Dr Nigel Maxted on genetic diversity in plants for food security.
Date:
09/07/2019

The surprising case of police bribery reduction in South Africa

The surprising case of police bribery reduction in South Africa
Description
A new policy briefing from Professor Heather Marquette, which looks into the surprising reduction of bribary rates in South Africa.
Date:
09/07/2019

Knife crime across police areas

Knife crime across police areas
Description
A new policy briefing from Professor Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay, Professor Anindya Banerjee and Juliana C. Pinto which uses data analysis to explore factors affecting knife crime.
Date:
14/06/2019

Birmingham Life Sciences Park

Birmingham Life Sciences Park
Description
A new Birmingham Life Sciences Park will transform what is currently a derelict site into a leading economic hub for life sciences generating over £180 million GVA and 3,600 jobs over 10 years
Date:
13/06/2019

Pulse oximetry screening

Pulse oximetry screening
Description
Pulse oximetry screening is a safe, painless and simple test that has been shown to consistently identify babies with life-threatening heart defects before they become seriously unwell.
Date:
12/06/2019

Closing the Gender Pay Gap

Closing the Gender Pay Gap
Description
A new policy briefing from Professor Fiona Carmichael, Dr Marco Ercolani, and Dr Scott Taylor which explores possibilities for closing the gender pay gap.
Date:
12/06/2019
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